WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, today released the following opening statement for the subcommittee’s hearing on the benefits and medical care for federal civilian and U.S. contract employees deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom:
Washington, D.C. – Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee today criticized House Democrats for voting against a proposal that would have assured American troops currently deployed in Iraq that Democrat legislation would not pose an increased operational risk to them. House Democrats overwhelming voted against a motion to recommit offered by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) during floor debate on H.R. 3159.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John M. McHugh (R-NY), ranking Republican on the Military Personnel Subcommittee, today released the following opening statement for the subcommittee’s hearing on Army recruiting and retention: